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Defination I found for sailing

Sailing - The fine art of getting wet and becoming ill, while slowly going nowhere at great expense.

thought I would share this

found it at:
http://www.geocities.com/captcutlass/Nau.html
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One of my favorite quotes (can't remember the source - maybe Dennis Connor?) is "If you want to know what yacht racing is like just stand in a cold shower tearing up twenty dollar bills."
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Of all the ways to spend money, I find sailing one of the most rewarding. Sure the stuff is overpriced and their are predators after your wallet... But in the end you have a lovely boat and lots of memories as well as some thrilling times.... and you get to learn a lot along the way.

In the end life is nothing but a journey from cradle to grave... sailing is a lovely diversion along the way.
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One of my favorite quotes (can't remember the source - maybe Dennis Connor?) is "If you want to know what yacht racing is like just stand in a cold shower tearing up twenty dollar bills."
I got curious and searched for who said it. I didn't find it, but I found it all over the net and adjusted for inflation to usually say hundred dollar bills and sometimes saying thousand dollar bills...
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I got curious and searched for who said it. I didn't find it, but I found it all over the net and adjusted for inflation to usually say hundred dollar bills and sometimes saying thousand dollar bills...
"It's like standing under a cold shower tearing up five-pound notes."

- Prime Minister of England, Ted Heath, about Ocean Racing.

(Source: The Quotable Sailor, ISBN 1-59228-356-X)
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If you guys are cold, wet, spending more money than you'd like and not getting anywhere, you're doing something wrong.

Ships are the nearest thing to dreams that hands have ever made.
-Robert N. Rose

A strong norí-wester ís blowing, Bill!
Hark! donít ye hear it roar now?
Lord help íem, how I pities them
Unhappy folks on shore now!
-The Sailorís Consolation

It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
-Sir Francis Drake

The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet
so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and
impatient when least effective.
-Henry David Thoreau

Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.
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Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that
worries him.
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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist
expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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For me, my craft is sailing on,
Through mists to-day, clear seas anon.
Whate'er the final harbor be
'T is good to sail upon the sea!
- John Kendrick Bangs

If rightly made, a boat would be a sort of amphibious animal, a creature of two elements, related by one half its structure to some swift and shapely fish, and by the other to some strong-winged and graceful bird.
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Can't take credit for it, but I thought this was kind of cute.

A Fairy tale begins with; "Once Apon a Time."
A Sea story begins with; "So There I Was......"

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"It's like standing under a cold shower tearing up five-pound notes."

- Prime Minister of England, Ted Heath, about Ocean Racing.

(Source: The Quotable Sailor, ISBN 1-59228-356-X)
That explains why I couldn't find it - I Googled "yacht racing shower tearing dollar bills" so "ocean", "pound" and "notes" threw it off...
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